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over demand concerns on the iphone 5. the australian market bucked the down trend with the defense of telecos and health care stocks lending support. the sensex in action trading down by .5%. back to you. >> all right. thanks for that. we'll take a break. >>> still will to come, hong kong selling out new plans to show up housing woes. >>> okay, let's bring you up to speed with stories. hong kong's chief executive has delivered his first policy speech outlining measures to cool property prices, reduce pollution, and improve welfare. he said it's necessary to curb speculative activities in the real estate sector given the persistent housing shortage. he said more land would be allowed for development and that 67,000 private units are slated to come on to the market in the next three to four years. joining us from hong kong, andrew yun g, chairman of international consultants. what's your assessment of the problem with chinese property? and how -- are they right to try these measures? >> i think that hong kong is now in the depth of a lot of contradictions, that being from premier wen
-- the same level of income. but i think that is clearly an alternative. it will start with the defensive sectors and gradually move on to the more -- let's say exotic sectors and the more volatile sectors. >> i just wonder, you know, from jpmorgan yesterday, which is actually aggressively underweight u.s. relative to japan as well as emerging asian markets. and it says the u.s. has been underperforming since last summer. with the debt ceiling looming, now, in fact, is the time to pair positions. so even if you like equities maybe longer term, you know, are there not reasons here to be a little bit more cautious? >> well, there is. i think contrary to 2012, which was really a year of buy and hold and it performed well in all asset classes, volatility on the fixed income, for example, was at historic lows, i think this year is definitely going to be different. and it will lead to have a very dynamic strategy. at this stage, we have 30% equity and it will go up gradually according to the economic cycle. one should not forget -- and i think that's the big mistake that the analyst made in the
? >> not really, but with the nomination of peter, historically he's talked about cuts in defense. if you're going to cut, anyway, then let's get started and what about, too, is happening in the middle east, we'll find out tonight who takes israel, obviously netanyahu is leading the poles now. at the same time, north africa in the news with all of the latest violence at the gas field in algeria. so does this complicate the narrative of wanting to push ahead with sequestration? >> well, the speech yesterday was very short on international affairs. which i found surprising. because we are in ra very dangerous place right now. there is a great deal of uncertainty and new turmoil. sequestration was to what america's positive tour should be and how best to that in the in the two weeks. we'll have more focus on spending in general, spending in particular and, if you will, trying to right side the dvenlgs budget. >> mary jo, as you said, we didn't necessarily hear a strategic vision from the president, but do you think we can take what's happening in algeria that this is basically how the u.s. is going t
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